53 poultry birds succumb to avian influenza in Maharashtra

A complete of 53 poultry birds together with 45 in Jalna and eight in Nandurbar had been discovered useless on account of chook flu in Maharashtra. The samples are being despatched for check to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.

No mortality was present in different birds like herons, sparrows, parrots and crows.

Based on the division of animal husbandry, up to now, 10,65,847 poultry birds together with 8,98,273 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 60,75,791 eggs and 83,694 kg of poultry feed has been scientifically destroyed inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm within the contaminated zones.

The federal government has launched compensation of Rs 3.38 crore to the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zones for containment of chook flu.

The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors beneath the provisions of Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of chook flu.

Poultry farmers have been urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. Hen store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves and a masks to cowl the mouth and nostril. They’ve additionally been requested to observe hygiene practices within the store and to take care of social distance.

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